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A terrace at sunset.
Whitney Museum of American Art. Photograph by Nic Lehoux
Visitors on the terraces.
Whitney Museum of American Art. Photograph by Nic Lehoux
A work by Danny Lyon. A man is arrested by a police officer

Danny Lyon (b. 1942), Arrest of Taylor Washington, Atlanta, 1963. Vintage gelatin silver print.  9 7/16 × 6 1/4 in. (24 × 16 cm); Collection of the artist. © Danny Lyon, courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York

Lectures, Talks, Readings 

Representative John Lewis in Conversation with Danny Lyon

Fri, July 15, 2016  7:30–9 PM

Artist Danny Lyon speaks with Representative John Lewis about his lifelong advocacy of civil liberties and his current leadership on issues including gun control and voting rights. 

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A schematic of the set showing booths such as Married Men's Liars Club and Any Asshole Can Have a Kid Birthing Center

Jill Kroesen, set and character schematic for Collecting Injustices, Unnecessary Suffering, 2016

Performances 

Collecting Injustices, Unnecessary Suffering: A New Performance by Jill Kroesen

July 29–31

After an artistic hiatus of over thirty years, Jill Kroesen returns this summer with a new show at the Whitney, Collecting Injustices, Unnecessary Suffering.

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Events

Families exploring art together, May 2016. Photograph by Andrew Kist
Family Programs
10:30 AM–3 PM
Families exploring art together, May 2016. Photograph by Andrew Kist
Family Programs
10:30 AM–3 PM
Danny Lyon (b. 1942), Self-portrait, Chicago, 1965. Gelatin silver prints montage, 12 1/4 x 10 15/16 in. (31.2 x 27.8 cm). Collection of the artist. © Danny Lyon. Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York
Member Events: Learning Series members in the Curate Your Own Membership program
5:30–6:30 PM
Danny Lyon (b. 1942), John Lennon and Danny Seymour, The Bowery, New York, 1969. Gelatin silver print, printed later. 11 x 14 in. Collection of the artist. © Danny Lyon, courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York
Member Events: Patron, Circle, Fellow, and Sponsor members
6:45–7:45 PM
Danny Lyon (b. 1942), John Lennon and Danny Seymour, The Bowery, New York, 1969. Gelatin silver print, printed later. 11 x 14 in. Collection of the artist. © Danny Lyon, courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York
Member Events: Patron, Circle, Fellow, and Sponsor members
7:15–8:15 PM
Danny Lyon (b. 1942), Occupy Oakland, City Hall, Oakland, 2011. Archival pigment print, 9 3/4 x 13 in. (24.6 x 33 cm). Collection of the artist. © Danny Lyon, courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York
Member Events: Contemporaries and Contemporaries Patrons members
7:45 PM
Danny Lyon (b. 1942), Occupy Oakland, City Hall, Oakland, 2011. Archival pigment print, 9 3/4 x 13 in. (24.6 x 33 cm). Collection of the artist. © Danny Lyon, courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York
Member Events: Contemporaries and Contemporaries Patrons members
8:15 PM
Teens participate in a special "Bad Painting" workshop, March 2016. Photograph by Andrew Kist
Teen Event: New York City teens
1–4 PM
Stuart Davis (1892–1964), Colonial Cubism, 1954. Oil on canvas, 45 1/8 x 60 1/4 in. (114.6 x 153 cm). Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; gift of the T. B. Walker Foundation, 1955. © Estate of Stuart Davis/Licensed by VAGA, New York
Public Programs
7–9 PM
Stuart Davis (1892–1964), Report from Rockport, 1940. Oil on canvas, 24 × 30 in. (61 × 76.2 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Edith and Milton Lowenthal Collection, bequest of Edith Abrahamson Lowenthal, 1991. © Estate of Stuart Davis / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
 
Family Programs
9:30 AM–3 PM
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